Carbon Capture, Utilization, & Storage Workshop Series

Fridays, September 11 – October 16, 2020 The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissions (NARUC) Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management will conduct a six-part virtual workshop series that will take place each Friday, September 11 – October 16, 2020, from 1:00–2:00 pm (ET) / 11:00-12:00 pm…
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BOSR Monthly Meeting | September 11, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of the BOSR.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for BOSR Staff to provide BOSR Representatives with progress reports on…
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WIRAB Advice on WECC’s 2020 Study Program

WIRAB developed Advice to WECC on the WECC Reliability Assessment Committee’s 2020 Study Program and offered five potential studies for WECC to explore that address unique questions regarding the reliability of the future grid: Weather-Induced Loss-of-Load Risk Study, Essential Reliability Services from Distributed Energy Resources Study, Weak Grid, System Stability, and Path Limit Study Transmission…
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WIRAB Monthly Meeting | September 3, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of WIRAB.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for WIRAB Staff to provide WIRAB Representatives with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to…
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WIEB Webinar – Western Interconnection Data System to Inform Utility Wildfire Mitigation Efforts

The Western Interstate Energy Board (WIEB) hosted two Stanford University students this summer, who completed a remote internship and hosted a webinar to explore opportunities for developing a regional data system that can help improve utility wildfire mitigation practices throughout the West. The interns analyzed data from the 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events in…
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BOSR Monthly Meeting | August 14, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Body of State Regulators (BOSR) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of the BOSR.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for BOSR Staff to provide BOSR Representatives with progress reports on…
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WIRAB Monthly Meeting | August 6, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time The Western Interconnection Regional Advisory Body (WIRAB) is conducting its monthly teleconference to discuss current initiatives and activities of WIRAB.  The purpose of the monthly meetings is for WIRAB Staff to provide WIRAB Representatives with progress reports on key initiatives and activities, to…
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2021 WIRAB Business Plan and Budget

On June 19, 2020, WIRAB members approved a 2021 WIRAB Business Plan & Budget (BP&B).  The 2021 WIRAB budget is $1,205,500; $49,700 (4%) lower than WIRAB’s 2020 budget.  WIRAB’s 2021 funding assessment is $986,300; the same amount authorized by FERC for WIRAB’s 2020 BP&B.  WIRAB’s 2021 BP&B reflects four strategic initiatives, focusing on: (1) Resource Adequacy;…
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WIRAB Advice – WECC’s 2020 Near-Term Priorities | June 2020

WIRAB submitted advice to the WECC Board of Directors, advising the Board to adopt the proposed WECC staff proposed Near-Term Priorities. The Near-Term Priorities align with what WIRAB views as the most significant risks to Bulk Power System reliability in the Western Interconnection. JUNE-2020-FINAL-WIRAB-Advice-WECC-Near-Term-Priorities
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